New Delhi: The Congress party might be harbouring thoughts of teaming up with the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, but the controversies encircling the ruling party at the Centre have made the latter skeptical.

According to reports, the RLD leader, Chowdhry Ajit Singh, is in two minds about going to the polls in alliance with the Congress, therefore, he has started gearing up for the next year’s elections on his own.

The RLD has decided to hold mass rallies in Firozabad, Pilibhit, Chandpur (Bijnore), Roorkee, Moradabad from June 23 till June 30. In the next month, public gatherings will be organized from July 5 till July 22 in Jaunpur, Mahoba, Meerut, Bindki in Fatherpur, Modinagar in Ghaziabad, Urai in Jalaun and Deoriya.

The Congress, which is eyeing Purvanchal in Uttar Pradesh, had organized a convention in Varanasi in the presence of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.

Now Singh has decided to visit Varanasi to strategize the RLD’s election plan.

According to sources, a meeting between Ajit Singh and Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh was held some time back to discuss about the alliance for the 2012 polls which failed to materialize.

With the recent controversies encircling the Congress-led Central government, the RLD now appears to be in two minds about the alliance.

JPN/Bureau